Commentary  On the School of Social Work


Last week, The McGill Daily published a letter about a Human Rights complaint made against the School over a recent faculty appointment (“Standing up to racism and McGill’s hiring practices,” Commentary, February 19). Although I am not able to comment on the specific case, I want to reassure members of the McGill community of the following:

· The University contests the allegations of racial discrimination in the hiring process;

· The qualifications for the position in question, which required professional working experience in Quebec, were clear and were respected.

· The School of Social Work has processes in place that respect diversity and counter discrimination.

I believe our School has demonstrated, through its recent external reviews, that it provides the highest standards of education in this field.

—Wendy Thomson
Director, McGill School of Social Work